Technology as Connective Tissue

Two tear-jerker videos illustrate the power of technology to connect over distance. Watch and marvel the world we live in. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Google Search services connect two old friends across political boundaries. This video was put together by the Google India team.

Skype connects two girls on opposite ends of the earth who share a disability, part of Skype’s Stay Together campaign.

Belkin Wi-Fi Phone

Belkin has announced a wi-fi phone for Skype. No need to attach anything to your computer, this device will talk directly to a broadband wi-fi connection, any connection. Skype software comes pre-loaded.

Now you can make calls from a handset from any open hotspot.

If you already have a Skype account, it’ll pull in your contact list from your account the first time it connects.

It supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 with PSK encryption but doesn’t support browser-based authentication so public hotspots that require you to login to a web page such as hotels are out.

The phone will be on sale next month for $179 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.